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president obama heads to ohio to talk to autoworkers. >> upset saying goodbye. friends, family, and fans mourned the loss of actress patrick swayze. >> new plans for new tolls in northern virginia. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. grid morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. -- good morning, washington. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff and find out what today may hold. >> we will look for more similar conditions as yesterday. will say a few extra clouds this
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afternoon. 69 downtown. 61 at dulles. 60 in frederick. sunshine to start. a gorgeous day. temperatures in the mid 80's. will check in with adam caskey in the storm chaser. >> it was an overnight police chase that ended at 3:00 this morning on nework avenue. new york avenue remains closed in both directions. this is traffic coming out of maryland's into the district. it is blocked at south dakota avenue. also closed at bladensburg road. it is unclear as to how long new york avenue will be closed in both directions. the police chase ended this morning at 3:00 a.m. new york avenue closed in both directions.
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route 50 is open. kenilworth avenue ll take some heat. benning road, h street. you cannot get on to inbound new york avenue from bladensburg rove if you want to meander through the northeast corridor. going to the south of town, things are good. everything is quiet in virginia. more on this story and other traffic news in a little while. >> thank you. a busy day ahead for president obama. he is hitting the road again. >> he is taking his message direct to workers. he will talk jobs with general motors employees in ohio, and then at a union the convention in pennsylvania. he will try to assure workers that the economy is coming back. >> jobs tend to be an indicator
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that comes last. we're focused on how to create jobs in this environment without adding to the deficit. >> the unemployment rate is at its highest level in years. the president does not think another stimulus package is needed. health care is dominating headlines still. >> the public is deeply divided. brianne carter has theatest on the fight for health care reform. >> since august, we have heard some heated debate from everyone across the country. back fro reces congress has a lot to tackle as they battled the issue of health care. >> what do you want? >> health care. >> my son died on april 1
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because he couldn't get health care. >> if you complices health care, it will be the end of america. >> -- if he accomplishes health care, but it will be the end of america. >> members of congress want to cut costs. a proposal could come as early as today. >> competition is one of the vil aspects. >> the president has favored public option, pronounced seems willing to compromise. hospitals like what they see in the president's version. doctors are not happy. a new pollshows americans are still skeptical over all. there's more enthusiasm over supporters. eleanor holmes norton will hold a town hall meeting in the district. on thursday, president obama
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will head to college park for another rally. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. house democrats are moving forward with a plan to punish joe wilson. lawmakers will vote on the resolution of disapproval today. this fall's his outburst last week. wilson has already apologized. -- if this follows his outburst last week. fans are mourning the death of patrick swayze. he had a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. he became a star while dancing and "dirty dancing." he was only 57 years old. clues are pointing to an inside job in the killing of a yale university student. annie le's body was found on
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sunday. her body had been stuck inside a wall of it laboratory building as part of the medical school complex. a federal raid in new york city. fbi agents raided three apartments in queens yesterday after tracking the calls of a man who traveled from pakistan to new york city over the weekend. officials say there was no specific plots and that there is no that to safety. there were reportedly no arrests. we have a traffic alert. vdot will close the beltway in both directions at the chain bridge road exit for up to 30 minutes at a time on september 25 and september 26. this is so they can relocate overhead power lines for the
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metro rail project. the latest round over the stalled hot lanes project. five supervisors issued a joint statement urging tim kaine to end a state delay on this project. this project was put on hold. arlington county has sued to halt the project. -- it is also considering toll lanes on interstate 66. officials are real launching a study to examine potential solutions for the gridlock. ddot expects a 50% increase in both people and shops along interstate 66. drivers say toll lanes are not the answer. >> i disagree with should have to pay for anything else. >> i am not a big fan of pace. >> we are building them on the
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beltway. we need to look at 66 as part of that seamless transportation system. >> vdot plans to look at car pool lanes and mass transit options as well. preliminarreports should be done by next year. there is a big security change at dulles international airport. >> a new screening center is replacing the current check points. it is part of a new $3 billion airline expansion project. eight minutes there after the hour, 66 degrees. >> still to come, is the housing market on the rebound? >> this is probably one of the best buyers markets i have ever seen. >> one local counting has soaring sales.
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>> adam caskey live at wolf trap. today will be a lot like yesterday. we do have some changes coming down the pike. >> lisa baden has the latest on
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5:11 a.m. on this tuesday morning. adam caskey live at wolf trap this morning. we're celebrate the kickoff of the international children's festival. a fantastic time of year. there will be performers from spain performance for area children. let's get to the weather. 62 degrees. vienna. we are in the low 60's across the board. potomac, 60 degrees. martinsburg, 67. today will be a lot like yesterday. high temperatures in the mid 80's. much cooler and rainier over the next couple of days. >> new york avenue is closed in both directions because of a
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police chase that ended in -- it is closed. you'll find it iclosed at south dakota avenue. right now, up to work aroused are relatively easy. you can exit onto south dakota avenue. or head through a northeast on 210 north avenue and over to east capitol street. things are great on 95 between fredericksburg and baltimore. new issues to report right now in our camera. this is the beltway in bethesda @ river road. newschopper 7 in just below awhile. >> thank you. 5:13, 66 degrees. >> a microsoft-apple battle heats up again. we'll show you the latest weapon in tech bytes. >> the president has been
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message for the automotive industry.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back. 5:16. one day after his big speech on wall street, the president heads to ohio to talk about the economy. then he will address union workers at a convention in pennsylvania. >> patrick swayze has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. he passed away yesterday. he came forward about his illness last year but continued
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working. he was 57 years old. >> on september 25 and 26, the entire section of the beltway where it meets chain bridge road will shut down for 30 minutes at a time. mixed news on home sales. sales are skyrocketing. in just one year, home sales have shot up by 50%. they were hit hard by foreclosures. first-time buyer incentives have helped spark property sales. >> it is one of the best buyers markers i have ever seen. we have had an increase in our business of approximately 30%. >> the average home prices in prince george's county continued to fall. 5:17. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes.
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>> let's begin with brian. we did have another great day yesterday. >> we will have a few extra clouds in the sky. we should be doing well temperature-wise. 59 out been aldie this morning. 61 in bowie. a very mild starts today. ere is a little bit of a moon out there this morning. there are some showers and clout to our north. they will sink south word and bring some added clouds. winds will shift out of the east. then we will seek issues with extra cloud cover and cooler temperatures. we'll go from the mid 80's today to the mid 70's tomorrow. plenty of sunshine. just a few added clouds. it should be a nice afternoon.
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sunshine started out this morning. clouds will thicken up this afternoon. those clouds will thicken up some more this evening. as we look beyond into tomorrow, we will take away the sunshine and throw in some cloud cover and some showers. we're shooting typically for a high around 80 degrees. we will be below that. the easterly wind it will start to shift the pattern. cloudy skies and a chance for some showers on thursday. low to mid 70's on friday. all indications are that we would get some sunshine back on saturday. >> thank you. the zoon hd hits the stores. how does it stack up?
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>> microsoft's answer to the ipod touch its stores today. a media player with built-in wi i. users comply movies or plug into a tv. it is also a portable video player. 32 gigabytes of costs $290. microsoft is using pictures instead of words to differentiate its bing search engine from google. you confine movie times or search for gadgets. they cover about 50 categories. google has a new service. it lets readers scroll through articles by clicking on a large barrel on either side of the page. articles from more than three dozen sources can be sorted.
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a book has been turned into a movie and video game. the movie is in theaters on friday. here's a preview of the game. >> it lets you step into the shoes of the hero. he is an inventor. he has invented a machine that makes giant pieces of food fall from the sky. the challenge is to use all the other machines he has invented to fight off the food to save the town. the game encourages problem- solving skills. they have to puzzle their way through 20 levels of play. it is colorful and action packed. it is delicious fun. >> the game is available today for all the major deeming consoles. for more information, log onto the tech page at abcnews.com. those are your tech bytes. i'm jeremy hubbard. 5:21 is your time, 66
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degrees. >> y was albert ynesworth -- why was albert haynesworth used like a reserve, coming in and out of the game? tim brant has an idea why. >> later today on "oprah," it is part two of her revealing interview with whitney houston.
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the washington post calls bob mcdonnell a "culture warrior." and what does that mean for virginia? it means: bob mcdonnell introduced 35 bills to restrict a woman's right to choose. he wants to outlaw abortion-- even in cases of rape and incest. and mcdonnell opposed birth control for married adults. learn more about bob mcdonnell's crusade to take virginia backwards. i'm creigh deeds, candidate for governor and my campaign sponsored this ad.
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good morning. i've heard from so many of you about the redskins. jason campbell needs to pick it up. most of you want to see more of albert haynesworth . he played about 65% of the game against the giants. when he is playing, he does make things happen. i could not believe his attitude after the loss. a one to listen to him. >> they want me to go as hard as i can. if i get tired, come back out and catch my breath. >> how would you assess your game? >> it doesn't matter. we did not win. >> we will figure it out as we go along. i was not dileased with the type of play he had on the field and the amounts. >> congratulations to juan martin del potro who upset roger
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federer last night to win the u.s. open championship. time for the latest look on business headlines. >> with linda bell joins us. >> good morning. home depot and martha stewart living are teaming up. it will distribute an exclusive line of home imovement products including patio furniture. martha stewart says this has the potential to be her largest business ever in terms of annual retail sales. we will find out today how the retailers are doing. there will be a report on august retail sales. the forecast is looking for a nearly 2% gain in sales. it will be the biggest since january of 2006. we'll also get a report on
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producer prices. take a look at stock index futures, indicating a lower open. this follows losses in europe. in asia, there is a mixed close over there. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. doug and alison, back to you. >> linda, thank you very much. the news continues. >> in our next half hour, it is another busy day for the white house. we have the latest on the president's plan. >> you do not know what can happen. you could be here today and gone tomorrow. >> a local student was struck by a car. >> live in the weather center, but we do have some changes. can wecan [ telephone rings ]
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back, everybody. thank you so much for joining us. it is tuesday, september 15. i'm alison starling. >> and i'm doug mckelway. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. let's check in with brian van de graaff. >> some changes by tomorrow. we will be in the 70's with a few showers tomorrow. it could be the set up for thursday and friday. we have low 60's to mid 60's downtown. the storm scan will show a cold front coming in from the north. it will move southward into our
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area. cooler air will be moving in. it means a shower chances for the back half of the week. let's check in with lisa baden. >> sometimes it turns out that way. 95 in virginia, everything looks good. green light in both directions between baltimore and washington. i will take you to springfield traffic. headlights are northbound. red is heading southbound. this is 270 moving at speed at shady grove road. new york avenue has been closed in both directions between bladensburg road and south dakota road. >> police are on the scene of a crash best close parts of new
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york avenue. there were no arrests. they expect delays to reopen soon. we will have more details. the president will talk about economic recovery today. >> president obama is pushing his message that the economy really is on the rebound. john hendren has the details. >> the president turns to the nation's workers. at a roundtable with general motors workers and to workers at the afl-cio, the president will talk jobs. tim geithner told abc in an interview that will air on abc today. the president will tell everyone to ready for better times ahead. " the work of recovery
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continues. i will never be satfied while people are out of work. we can be confident that these storms of the past two years are beginning to break. >> the president will talk directly to workers. workers like rippick, who lost s job at microsoft. >> i did everything right. i did my best. i did not lie, cheat, or stale. -- or steal. >> president's promise -- help is on the way. >> jobs tend to come up last. we're focused on how to create jobs in this informant without adding to the deficit. >> with unemployment at nearly 10%, the president says he is not inclined to ask for a second
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economic stimulus. john hendren, abc news. now we turn to the fight over health care reform. there could be a draft bill as early as today. the cost has been trimmed down to $880 billion. right now there is no bipartisan agreement. consumer confidence continues to decline, dropping more than 1% last month. president obama is set to hold their rally college park on thursday. he will speak at the comcast center between 11:00 a.m. and noon. the event is free. doors will be opening at 9:00 a.m. on thursday. join leon harris and me for a special "critical condition. " we will try to answer the questions that many of you have
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at wednesday at 8:00. montgomery county workers will not be getting raises. they want to freeze a pay raise for firefighters. they're calling for a freeze on across the board raises for other county employees. the projected budget deficit is $370 million. without the salary freezes, there could be huge cuts in services. a teenager was struck by a car two weeks ago. ashley davis died of her injuries yesterday. she was on her way to school bus stop when she was struck on brinkley road. another pedestrian was also struck. >> you do not know what can happen. you could be here today and gone tomorrow.
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it is very frightening. >> ashley davis was a freshman in high school. students held vigils and say they are having a hard time coping with her death. arlington county police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to obstruct a woman with a stun gun. a woman told police she was grabbed and the attacker tried to tase her, but the stun gun did not work. the woman was able to call for help. keep endorsements. the nra is backing bob mcdonnell. deeds has picked up the endorsement of virginia firefighters. north carolina's current and former governors are joining forces to raiseoney for a deed to campaign.
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the tennis center could learn today if it has to shut down today. correct the city issued an eviction notice because they did not renew their corporate registration. the founder fileda restraining order to keep it open. children using the senate are asked to come to the hearing. 5:37. still ahead, the defense to code meet the district of columbia. >> people are calling and saying what time are you open? -- the de vinci code meeks the district of columbia. >> in the district, starting october 1, save the instructions for probably owned cars will be a thing of the past. some drivers are worried about this move. >> lisa baden will be back with
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>> adam caskey is out at will for trout. we're involved with the international children's festival. >> we are taking it off today. it is open to the general public this weekend. it --. fifth graders are invited out over the next couple of days to enjoy the performances of children from various parts of the world. it is the international children's festival. we have 16 performers from spain to help perform for us early this morning. this really is an opportunity to share traditions, international experiences, and to entertain and learnt through the arts. there will be more dancing coming up later. we are at 62 degrees at wolf trap with the lovely dancers. we're right near 60 across the
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board. today will be a lot like yesterday. there will be added clouds by the evening hours. over the next couple of hours, we will see the changes. 70's for highs starting tomorrow. it looks like a chance of showers over the next couple of days. enjoy today's weather. we will have more fun from wolf trap coming up later. >> i am thinking they had to get up early, put on the makeup and drive on down to wolf trap just to do that. please go out and support the festival. it is a lot of fun. there is a broken down pickup truckon 95 in springfield. it is in the second lane from the left or right at the decision. for the beltway. we take you to 270. it has been uneventful all
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morning. new york avenue is now open. it had been closed. they opened all lanes three minutes ago. outbound new york avenue, two lanes now get by. changes coming. >> thank you. 5:43 on a tuesday morning, 66 degrees. >> let the healing begin. kanye west says he needs to take some time
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. checking our top stories. senate leaders are close to finalizing a health-care bill but could win support.
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consumer confidence in health insurance coverage dropped more than 1% last month. >> grief on the campus of yale university for 24-year-old grad student annie le. her body was found in a wall inside a campus lab building. police believe she was killed by someone she knew. >> hollywood is mourning the loss of patrick swayze. he passed away yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. he shot to fame in the movie "dirty dancing." he was only 57. 5:47. a new book of the author of "the de vinci code" hits stores today.
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>> it talks about mason's. the layout of the city's streets includes symbols. the buildings are part of a secret code. they're now planning to force around our city. >> absolutely. if you can get some history and say i was there. >> local bookstore say they have been bombarded with calls about the book. they're having plenty of copies available. >> tourism in rome when to the roof after "the division code." it will be interesting to see what happens here -- "the the vinci code." your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> i have some castinets. where did they go? here they are.
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these are more of a novelty pair. look at some of the spanish performers. this year, it will feature kids performance from the republics of serbia and georgia. and also spain. they're putting of this lovely performance for us early this morning. these kids are talented. they have a lot of talent, rich with talent and tradition here of the international children's festival. we are kicking it off today for certain fairfax county fifth graders. then it is open to the public. 62 degrees at wolf trap. later today, it will be a lot like yesterday. a lot of sunshine and some scattered showers tomorrow. a cold front is dropping in. that means big changes. let's go back to bria in the studio.
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>> good stuff. bring back some castinets for us. we do have the front coming in from the north. will seek extra cloud cover. issue still be a gorgeous day. let's go to the maps. let's see what happens as this front sinks southward. we will see some extra clouds and cooler air. high pressure brings that easterly winds across the ocean and brings in quite a bit of cloud cover. we will have a cooler temperatures and a chance of showers. hopefully some clearing in the first half of the weekend. >> things are clearing out on new york avenue. all lanes are open in down. only one lane remains closed alabama. we will give you the green
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light, everything in your favor except in springfield. there was a pickup truck broken down. based on the pace, i would say that has been cleared out of the roadway. 95 in and out of baltimore, everything is good. nothing on 295. the beltway is good at the wilson bridge. nothing complicated act 270. we heard of a crash on 270 south. be careful. >> thank you. but it is probably safe to say that kanye west is one of the most hated man in hollywood. now he says he will take some time off. he hijacked the microphone during the acceptance speech of taylor swift. last night, he again apologized and called the move route. he said he will step out of the
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limelight for a while so we can reflect on his behavior. >> there were reports he was sweilling cognac during the awards show. >> even the president called him a jackkass. >> that was on twitter. the best part of the store was beyonce. she cannot classy. it was a touching situation there. -- she came out classy. >> a true testament your personality. >> it help to undo a lot of wrong. >> that was an interesting outfit. >> was that lady gogaga? >> he or she needs a shave. >> they did shave. >>
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a big change for d.c. driver's goes into effect in just about two weeks. >> critics say it might make the roads less safe. kathy park has what is at the center of this controversy. >> if you live in the district and owned a car, city officials say you'll be getting a break.
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safety inspections for privately-owned vehicles will no longer be required. it is a move by the city to save about $400,000. critics of the chain say flooding the roads with un safe cars will only spike the number of cars the are poorly maintained. critics are citing numbers and saying a 35% of vehicles failed safety inspections. under the current policy, cars are checked for more than eight safety checks including anything from war now breaks to missing seat belts. the renewals are required every two years for a cost of $35. 20's required inspections now. it will now be off to a list in d.c. and doing so because it has not been effective. right now, officials are saying
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that this will be the first jurisdiction in the mid-atlantic to make the move. in maryland, safety inspections are required for cars only when they are sold and transfer. in virginia, safety inspections are still required. driver still need to get their emissions inspected. that is a federal mandate. >> thank you. there is a lot more still to come in our second hour. >> the latest on those terror raids in new york city. we'll tell you what prompted the strike. >> back from an august recess, congress continues to tackle the health-care issue. i am alive untack " -- on capitol hill and i will have more.
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recovery. president obama heads to ohio to meet with auto industry leaders. health-care looms large. >> saying goodbye to actor patrick swayze. he lost his battle to pancreatic cancer. >> police have new clues in the search

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